Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Are things improving?

We’re hearing a lot of rhetoric coming out of the Patrick-Murray Administration about how things are improving in the Commonwealth and how their leadership is paving the way. While we admit there have been some positive economic indicators, we are frustrated that Governor Patrick only wants to take credit for the positive news and blame everyone else for the negatives!

News today of a spike in foreclosures in May should serve as a reminder to Governor Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Murray that thousands of people in the Commonwealth are still feeling the worst of this recession. Not only are completed foreclosures up, but those unemployed still stand well above 300,000 and that figure doesn’t even include those people who are considered underemployed.

So, yeah, maybe a few things have improved, but to those out of work and facing foreclosure – their road to recovery has yet to begin.